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Old 04-25-2016, 10:20 AM   #1
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with this, visegrip with 3 side file, hack-blade



and this saw
http://survivaltough.com/products/tr...-teeth-26-inch

with green branch conversion to bow saw,

and my 2 qt canteen cup lid (which is a chopper if hafted) doing ok on the tool stuff. About a lb all together.
 
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:27 AM   #2
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really like the replacable wirecutter blades. SOMEBODY knows the real score about such tools, apparently. The little visegrip has many uses, but the metal cutting DeWalt blades are most likely to be useful. There's woven wire in your way every few miles, most places. Especially if you're trying to avoid the open, forage, stay close to water.

A really hard, 3 sided swiss needle file can serve as an awl, and it's very capable of cutting a lot of "hardened" things, like the cheaper padlocks. Doing so will ruin the file, tho.

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Old 04-29-2016, 12:41 PM   #3
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a lockaid "gun" is just the ticket for the BOB

 
 
Old 05-01-2016, 09:01 AM   #4
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all those locked storage rentals and sheds, chained grain bins, bikes and boats,, with dead (or fled, never to return) owners. Fantastic resources. To be UNABLE to swiftly and quietly open them (and get life or death supplies, just because you lack a $40 lockaid gun) is the height of stupidity. MANY a motorcycle, canoe, inflatable, ski-doo, bicycle, ATV, and snowmobile is in storage, and many gallons of gas and boxes of ammo, reloading components, scrap lead, stores of food, too. All available with just 1/4 lb of lockaid gun, a multi-tool with wirecutters built into it, NVD gogles and a silenced .22 auto. The lockpick is the only item in that list that's not otherwise useful.

When I was living in the van, I almost never ate the 2 boxes of food that "old timers" were given at the food bank every month, cause I didn't like that stuff for breakfast and I ate lunch at the church, supper at the Salvation army mission.

The food just piled up in my storage until the wife got here. Bound to be true of many people. No way to know who's dead/fled, and you DO know that you need a lot of stuff to survive. Too bad, so sad, that's all. If they'd really valued it, it should have been buried someplace, at night.

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Old 05-01-2016, 11:04 AM   #5
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a...To be unable to swiftly and quietly open them, and get life or death supplies, if is the height of stupidity, if it's shtf...
I don't understand that sentence..?
 
Old 05-01-2016, 03:31 PM   #6
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lockaid gun, in BOB vs storage units

if shtf, John.
 
Old 05-01-2016, 05:08 PM   #7
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if shtf, John.
I understand the scenario. I don't understand:
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...and get life or death supplies, if is the height of stupidity, if it's shtf...
I'm assuming there's likely just a typo or spell-check error there, but not understanding what that's saying.
 
Old 05-01-2016, 05:38 PM   #8
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Merely being able to enter shelter, without having to break in, can easily be life or death. If you are collapsing in the cold, you may well be unable to repair the "air leak" fast enough to save yourself. Also, leaving 'sign" that you are present can be a really bad thing for you, if enemies present themselves. Far better for them to be unaware of you, and if need be, you ambush them. But of course, ideally, they just pass you by.

I think that I clarified the original wording, John.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 06:42 PM   #9
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the vice-grip comes in SO handy, so often. Having that "third hand" to hold things, (without getting tired) is a god-send when you LIVE "out there'. Like any experienced, long term/distance hiker, I HATE every oz and every cubic inch of stuff that I have to lug around. So if I carry 3ozs of vice grip, you know it is called upon frequently.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 02:07 AM   #10
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I got my first Gerber multi tool issued to me back about '93. Had one ever since, generally used it at least 5-6 times a day when I was working. I prefer Gerber over Leatherman.
 
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